Paramedic ride alongs are observational shifts that people in health or similar professions may choose to partake in so that they can get a better understanding about what paramedics do on the job. If you’re studying paramedics at university or medicine you will likely have an Ambulance Ride Along component where you can observed paramedics working during a short period.
The benefit of these ride along programs for paramedic students is that you can actually experience what we do as paramedics.
For Medical Students or Nursing Students an Ambulance ride along will provide a unique insight into what we do as paramedics, and the difficult challenges that we face providing emergency medical care in the pre-hospital environment.
If you get an opportunity to do an Ambulance Ride Along I recommend you take it as a great opportunity.